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Philip Rivers Nominated as Fed Ex Air player of the week

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Jason Michaels

Today, the NFL announced the Los Angeles ChargersPhilip Rivers is a finalist for this week’s FedEx Air Player of the Week award for his outstanding performance against the Miami Dolphins.

For 16 years, FedEx has been recognizing the top quarterbacks and running backs who fans believe deliver the best performances for their fans and teammates each week.

When the winners are announced, FedEx will donate $2,000 to the USO in each of their names through FedEx Cares. The weekly $4,000 donation will support USO Pathfinder and other programs that help service members transition back to civilian life.

Rivers takes the reins

Rivers completed 24 of 30 attempts (80 percent) for 310 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions for an exceptional 131.9 passer rating in the Chargers’ 30-10 win. Yes, it was against a lifeless Dolphins squad, but this is exactly where you’d expect your best players to shine.

This is a great honor because it recognizes Rivers’ excellent play, and it also gives the Chargers a little morale boost. After all, Rivers is in the running to usurp the place held by Patrick Mahomes for the past two weeks running.

This marks Rivers and the Chargers’ first nomination of the season, but it likely won’t be the last.

Air Nominees

  • Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston completed 28 of 41 passes (68.3 percent) for 385 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception for a 120.5 passer rating in the Buccaneers’ 55-40 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 24 of 30 attempts (80 percent) for 310 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions for a 131.9 passer rating in the Chargers’ 30-10 win over the Miami Dolphins.
  • Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 20 of 30 attempts (66.7 percent) for 342 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception for a 102.4 passer rating in the Browns’ 40-25 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Each Tuesday morning of the regular season, through Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, fans can visit NFL.com/FedEx or the NFL Twitter page to vote for their favorite performances of the week.

Missed the link above? No problem. Click here to vote for Rivers.